Entry #23

Video Game Villains

2008-04-07 06:49:52 by oxyjen

Adversaries, arch nemesis', scoundrels, evil-doers, villains.

No matter what you call them, a hero is only as good as his villain right? Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying the fact that villains are awesome!

Admit it, even though we all want to see the good guy win in the end, everyone is secretly rooting for the bad guy. There's just something so appealing about a great villain. There's something admirable about a guy who has the guts to just do what he wants with no regard for authority. Don't we all secretly want to copy that kind of boldness every once in awhile? Heck, some of the most memorable characters around were baddies. Darth Vader, The Joker-the list goes on and on. Yeah, I know these are villains are from movies and not videogame, but just roll with it okay.

Unfortunately, some villains are just downright pathetic at the whole "being a force of evil" business...call them lovable losers if you will.

How many Mario games have there been? Like1,200? Okay, so I'm exaggerating just a bit, but you get the idea, right? Bowser has been the bad guy in all of these games but do you know how many times
he's gotten over on Mario? Approximately none! And I have no idea why. He has a huge empire, he has castles up the wahoo, he reigns over an endless army of toadies, but somehow he can't seem get his act together and take down some little plumber dude!

Donkey Kong
Okay, I know he's just an overgrown gorilla and all, but DK couldn't have messed up the whole "villainy" thing any worse if he tried!
"Hey DK, you're a big, hairy beast from the jungle, stop rolling barrels at Mario and just stomp on his head. Swing down there, grab him by the collar and squeeze him like a ketchup bottle, why don't ya!
SideNote: Did you know, Donkey Kong started off being the pet of a carpenter named Jumpman? A carpenter who was later renamed Mario and made a plumber! That's right kiddies, not only did Donkey Kong turn on his master but Mario started off as a totally different character all together! Amazing!

Whether it's incompetence, just poor planning or plain bad luck, the following video game villains just aren't very good at being bad.

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2008-04-07 07:42:32



2008-04-07 08:22:06

Great to see you're alive ^^
Actually, Dr. Robotnik was much better when he was known as Dr. Robotnik. The second they added in the Chaos Emeralds and started calling him Eggman, it went downhill.
And what about Dr. Wily? He's like the Robotnik of Megaman, but without any personal interaction. He just keeps pumping out half-baked robots like a rabbit makes with the bunnies.

oxyjen responds:

Hey LtMcMuffin!

Valid points, thanks for your input


2008-04-10 08:58:08

Ya theres a lot of doosies out there. one of my al time favorite losers was the King from Heavenly sword. He was definitely a goofy one.


2010-02-21 06:40:44

@LtMcMuffin, Chaos emeralds were in Sonic 1 (when Dr Robotnik was still called Dr Robotnik). They're nothing to do with sonic going downhill.

Oxyjen, You do realize that Bowser isn't real, right?